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Zeros of a Quadratic Function Application

Published on 08/05/2010

Activity Overview

Students use quadratic functions to find the width of a deck surrounding a rectangular pool.

Key Steps

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    Students will use quadratic functions to find the width of a deck surrounding a rectangular pool. Given the areas of four different pool size options, students will use the graphs of quadratic functions to find zeros and determine solutions for each option.

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    As a result of this lesson, students will see how quadratic functions can be used to solve real-world problems.